Winter 2013

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Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!! As you are making

your resolutions for this upcoming year,

please consider including a resolution to attend our upcoming Living Essentials series beginning this February. Living Essentials is a three-seminar series with classes and hands-on experience giving you the skills you need to take care of your family with confidence and artistry. The first class, The Well-Stocked, Well-Organized Kitchen, will take place on February 8th and will touch on the following topics: kitchen equipment, physical layout, stocking a pantry, basic nutrition, menu planning, use of leftovers, five quick meals that can be put together from a properly stocked pantry, and slow-cooker and freezer cooking. Lunch will be provided as well as taste-testing of the Five Quick Meals segment. Please join us as we learn how to simplify the tasks involved in caring for our families and homes and discuss the beauty and dignity of homemaking as a service to the human person.

Caring and Loving our Elderly Parents

On Saturday, November 2nd Walnut Grove Cultural Center proudly presented the Cooperator's Workshop on Caring and Loving Our Elderly Parents. The workshop featured three dynamic speakers who provided many resources and tools of how to navigate caring for the elderly with respect and dignity.

Dr. Larry Boggeln, M.D. shared his expertise in caring for his patients

in his medical practice of hospice care. He gave a medical background of the various stages and symptoms of what to expect when caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Andrea Swez, Esq. demystified some legal aspects of estate planning in creating wills, living trusts, and medical directives, as she stressed the importance of preparing for the

future to protect one’s assets and to honor our loved one’s wishes.

Maureen McCarthy, R.N. provided us with some practical tips of how to deal with family aspects of caring for an aging parent and how to involve the entire family in the care taking process.

The audience asked some very poignant and specific questions to the panel of experts, as they often times shared some personal examples of the challenges and blessings in caring for an elderly family member.

by Christina Corrales

OPus Dei News:

Calendar Summary:

for current calendar visit

Lecture Series, The Ten Commandments: 10:00 -11:00 am and Theology Seminars, What Catholics Believe, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Meets every 1st Saturday of the month: Jan 4: no class; Feb 1; Mar 1; April 5; May 3; June 7; July-Aug-Sept: no class; Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6.

Evenings & Days of Recollection for women at Walnut Grove

Every 4th Mondays at 6:15 - 9:00 pm and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Women’s Retreat:

Jan 18-20, April 4-6, Oct 10-12, Nov 7-9 @ Holiday Inn, La Mirada.

May 24-26 @TAC.

To reserve, email Naida:

Stepping-up Mentoring Program for High School Students

2014 Meetings: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, April 26 (4th Sat), & May 17.

Living Essentials, a three-part seminar:

1. The Well-Stocked, Well- Organized Kitchen, on February 8, 2014, 10am-3:15pm.

2. A Bright and Peaceful Home, on April 12, 2014, 10am-3:15pm

3. The Welcoming Home: Entertaining, on November 8, 2014, 10am-3:15pm

Cost: $60 all three or $25 per seminar. To register, download form

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